In this world of the marketing and transactions online, forming a class about marketing exploring affiliate marketing for a term would be an awesome idea, because, wait for it….students can make real money! It is a win-win for the teachers and students because the teachers will be able to instruct their pupils how to utilize the advertisement monster that is the internet, and the students will be able to make real money with what they learn in class. A prodigious marketing class idea is to have the students create their own affiliate marketing empire. From that, they will have an intimate knowledge of how marketing online works.
Students interests will vary tremendously. It will not be a problem having them promote something they like (within a few minutes, they should locate an affiliate for their favorite interest). If you want to have them all promote from the same industry, it may be easier to get everyone on the same page during the first few days; plus having them all in the same industry will create some friendly competition amongst your students.
Although the work ethics of affiliate marketers vary, it can be had for only an hour or two per day (it will take a little longer in the beginning to get accustomed to affiliate marketing, but once the students get the hang of it, they will become very efficient; successful internet marketers are very efficient with what they do). Creating a domain name and setting up a blog should take about an hour (waiting for the blog’s installation will take the longest). Setting up the structure of the blog will be the next thing to do, and the time for that will vary upon the student’s creativeness and ideas for what they want to do.
The meat of the affiliate marketing class will come by the actual promotion of the product(s). As marketing students, they should already have a command of how marketing works. They will now have to apply it for the real world, but they should be able to have success after a while (affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme, regardless of how people want to market it online; the beginner will have ups and downs as with any physical business). It is mainly rinse, wash, and repeat after following the tried instruction of successful affiliate marketers. You will want to have your students be able to write well, and fairly quickly, because most new internet marketers using article marketing as the free means to advertise. You do not have to be anywhere near an English scholar, but if your students cannot write efficiently, they will struggle with that aspect.
A great marketing class idea is to have your class, perhaps even entirely, start an affiliate marketing website blog. There is a tremendous amount of instruction on the internet of how to facilitate this. It will not break the bank, but can create one. Instead of some business class in which the students can make fake money, this is a class in which they can make real money. It will create great ambition and dedication for your students as they will be able to start their marketing careers online during your class.
My name is Christian A. Lautenschleger and I founded Contemporary Marketing Success. I started the website to help people become successful internet marketers. It can be very frustrating for beginners at affiliate and internet marketing, and I want to help the budding marketer through their initial struggles.